Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox Prediction 6/9/2024

The Boston Red Sox (32-33) travel to face off against the Chicago White Sox (17-48) on Sunday, June 9th. This game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago and televised on NESN. The White Sox are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Red Sox are looking to get back on track from a loss to the White Sox. First pitch is set for 1:10 CT.

Red Sox vs White Sox

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Chicago cruised to an easy 6-1 win over the Red Sox in the most recent game of this series. The White Sox had a huge 5th inning, scoring five of their six runs. As for the Red Sox, they scored their only run in the 5th. Heading into the game, the White Sox were the +195 underdogs.

Gavin Sheets and Paul DeJong each homered for the White Sox, while Lenyn Sosa scored twice and drove in two runs while going 2/4. Nick Nastrini only went 4 1/3 innings for the White Sox but gave up just one run and struck out five.

Brayan Bello had a rough outing for the Red Sox, taking the loss after going just 4 2/3 innings and giving up five runs. Bobby Dalbec hit a solo homer for Boston’s only run.

Boston will be on the road for today’s game vs. the White Sox, and they are looking to even the series at two games each. The Red Sox have dropped two straight games, and they are 32-33 overall, putting them 3rd in the AL East, 12.5 games behind the Yankees.

At home, the Red Sox are 14-18 this year and 18-15 on the road. As the road favorite, the Red Sox are 7-2 this year and 18-14 overall as the favorite. Boston’s series record is 8-9-3 this year.

The Red Sox have been a strong bet on the run line when playing on the road, where they are 19-14 against the run line this season. Their average run margin in those games is +1.3 runs per game. They are 11-21 against the run line as the favorite and 18-15 against the run line as the underdog. Their average run margin in winning games is +4.7 runs per game, while their average run margin in losing games is -3.7 runs per game.

The Red Sox have played to a 27-33 over/under record this season, and their games have averaged 8.5 runs per contest. When the over/under line is set at 9 runs, Boston has gone 3-1-2. Overall, 78.5% of their games have had lower over/under lines than 9 runs, with just 12.3% having higher lines.

Zack Kelly Gets The Start For The Red Sox

Right-hander Zack Kelly is getting the start for the Red Sox today as he faces the White Sox on the road. He has made 13 appearances this season and has a record of 0-1 with a 2.00 ERA. Kelly’s WHIP for the season is 1.17, and opponents are batting .157 off him this year. Kelly has made five appearances on the road and has a record of 0-0 with a 0.90 ERA. In his most recent outing, he went one-third of an inning out of the bullpen and didn’t give up a run. Kelly has not given up a homer in his last three outings.

Red Sox Offense Breakdown

Heading into today’s game, the Red Sox are averaging 4.5 runs per game, which is 10th in the league. They have been a better offensive team on the road this season, averaging 4.9 runs per game. As a team, they are batting .247, which is the 6th best mark in the league, and are also near the top of the league in slugging percentage and OPS. Boston’s offense has been very good at putting the ball in play this season, as their team BABIP of .31 is the 2nd best mark in the league.

Rafael Devers has been one of the league’s top power hitters this season, as his 13 homers are the best mark on the team and 9th best in the MLB. He is also batting .284 and is 2nd on the team with 32 RBIs. Over his last eight games, Devers is 9/29 with three homers. Jarren Duran has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 10/33 with two homers in his last eight games.

With an overall record of 17-48, the White Sox are 5th in the AL Central, trailing the Guardians by 25 games. Chicago has really struggled against other AL Central teams, going 5-19 so far. The White Sox have won two straight games, and these two wins have come after losing eight of nine.

At home, the White Sox are 12-22 compared to a 5-26 mark on the road. So far, they have been good as the favorite, going 3-0, and they are 14-48 as the underdog. Chicago has dropped six straight series and are 4-15-1 in series this year.

The White Sox are 17-17 against the run line at home this season, and they have covered the run line in two straight games. They are 3-0 against the run line as the favorite and 25-37 as the underdog. Their average run margin in winning games is +2.8, while it is -3.9 in losses. Overall, they are 28-37 against the run line this season.

The White Sox have a combined run average of 8.3 runs per game, and their over/under record is 31-31. The average over/under line for their games is 8 runs, and they have played 53 games with lines set below 9 runs. When the line is set at 9 runs, their over/under record is 2-6-1. This season, only 4.6% of their games have had lines set at 9 runs or higher.

Chris Flexen Gets The Start For The White Sox

Through 11 starts, Chris Flexen has a record of 2-5 and an ERA of 5.19 for the White Sox. He has made two quality starts this season and is coming off an outing in which he gave up just one earned run in five innings of work. In that outing vs. the Cubs, Flexen finished with a no-decision. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight starts. Flexen’s ERA at home is 7.04 compared to 4.53 on the road. Opponents are batting .248 off Flexen this season.

White Sox Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the White Sox offense is averaging just 3.1 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the league. They are also the worst hitting team in the league, with a team batting average of just .218. Their on-base percentage and OPS numbers are also the worst in the league. One of the few bright spots for the team has been their home run numbers, as they are 20th in the league in that category.

Paul DeJong has been the White Sox’s best power hitter this season, as his 11 homers are 1st on the team and 11th in the league. DeJong has also driven in 24 runs this season. Over his last six games, DeJong has gone 6/21 with three homers. Andrew Vaughn has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 8/20 with two homers in his last five games. This has pushed his season average to just .217.

Red Sox vs White Sox Prediction

With the White Sox coming in at +136 to win this one on the money line, that is the direction we would recommend going. At +136, oddsmakers are giving the White Sox a 42.5% chance of winning, and we actually have them winning this one 6-5.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Chris Flexen is projected to finish with five strikeouts. If you’re looking for a Red Sox vs. White Sox player prop, Flexen is 14th among starters in terms of projected strikeouts.

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